Watercraft inspections and boater education on aquatic invasive species will take place in Truckee at Donner Lake and three reservoirs Boca, Prosser and Stampede from late May through early September.
Inspections are voluntary but highly recommended to help boaters avoid spreading aquatic invasive plant and animal species, Teresa Crimmens of the Tahoe Resource Conservation District said in a news release.
Boaters are encouraged to clean, drain and dry their watercraft before launching to remove any invasive species that could threaten the ecological and economical integrity of the Truckee/Tahoe area, Crimmens said.
Started in 2009, the Truckee regional prevention program works to provide education on aquatic invasive species and implements boat inspections, which are the front line to prevent their introduction, she said.
Decontaminations will be available for a fee for high-risk vessels launching at Truckee-area water bodies. They will take place at Alpine Meadows, off Highway 89, and Northstar-at-Tahoe, off Highway 267.
For more information and program updates, go to TruckeeBoatInspections.com.